The American Wolves defeat Team 3D and The Hardys on TNA IMPACT to capture the TNA Tag Team Championships. The match ends with the Wolves capturing the title belts hanging above the ring at twenty-seven minutes and three seconds.
Ray sits down with Busted Open Radio to discuss TNA, fans and six sided wrestling rings.
I sent out a tweet an hour ago asking the fans what they want to see. 33 Retweets for the 4 side, 262 favorites for the 6 sided, so it looks like the fans that follow me want to see that 6 sided ring back. I think that’s one of the cool things about TNA how they will listen to fans opinions.
Ray is a guest on Piper’s Pit to discuss TNA, WWE and his origins in wrestling with Johnny Rodz.
Johnny Rodz. Johnny broke in me and my partner. Johnny was never the main event guy but he was the guy that you earned your stripes with in the ring. At any given moment he could tie you into a knot and he’d break you in right there on the spot.
Ray appears on Talk is Jericho to discuss TNA, WWE and ECW and his new character in wrestling.
To come out of a successful tag team, its kind of hard to become a success on your own. People know you for that established act, established entity. So I had to change my whole look.
Ray talks to Pougkeepsie Journal about being innovative and thinking outside the box in wrestling.
It’s very important for companies to do things like that. It keeps it interesting for people and it keeps people into wrestling across the board. Nobody really, in wrestling, is knocking them dead right now and selling out every arena.
Styles defeats Ray for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory. Styles picks up the pinfall victory at twenty-two minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Ray retains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the special No Surrender themed edition of IMPACT by defeating Anderson in a last man standing match. Ray wins via knockout after slamming Anderson through a table at seventeen minutes and twenty-eight seconds.
Ray obtains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the special Hardcore Justice themed edition of IMPACT by defeating Sabin in a steel cage match. Ray picks up the pinfall victory at eighteen minutes and three seconds.
Sabin defeats Ray in singles competition on the special Destination X edition of IMPACT to obtain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sabin picks up the pinfall victory over Ray at eighteen minutes and forty-three seconds.
Ray talks about his singles career in TNA:
In the tag team world I was used to being in extremely high profile matches all over the world. So to become a high profile singles star I’m already used to the pressure and I’m able to channel that pressure into my performances. The only difference is now it’s all on me; it’s all on my shoulders from a total performance point of view. In a tag team match if you need a break or a breather you can always look to your partner and tag out but as a singles wrestler you can’t do that.
Ray retains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Sting in singles competition under no holds barred stipulations. Ray picks up the pinfall victory after striking Sting with a hammer at fourteen minutes and twenty seconds.
Ray defeats Hardy in singles competition contested under “Full Metal Mayhem” rules on IMPACT to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Ray picks up the victory by grabbing the title belt, suspended above the ring, at seventeen minutes and ten seconds.
Ray defeats Hardy in a Steel Cage match to obtain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Lockdown. Ray picks up the pinfall victory at sixteen minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Aries defeats Van Dam on IMPACT via disqualification. The match ends at twelve minutes and twenty-nine seconds when Ray runs in to attack Aries. Due to the circumstances of the match’s end, the X Division titles does not change hands.
Storm defeats Ray in singles competition at TNA Victory Road on pay-per-view to become the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Ray attacks Storm before the match. Storm picks up the clean pinfall victory after delivering a superkick at one minute and ten seconds.
Roode defeats Storm, Ray and Hardy in four-way competition (with Sting acting as special guest referee) to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Roode picks up the pinfall victory over Hardy after Sting accidentally strikes him with the championship belt.
Ray (Mark LoMonaco) is born in Queens, NY. He becomes a fan of tag team wrestling through watching the Road Warriors.
The Road Warriors, in my opinion, the greatest team of all time. But I wouldn’t pay money to see Hawk wrestle in singles competition.